What are my obligations to report as a University Employee?

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 ("Title IX") prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any educational programs or activities that receive federal funding. Sexual harassment includes acts of sexual misconduct and a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX. Pursuant to this law, once a school has received notice of possible sexual misconduct, it must take immediate action to eliminate the misconduct, prevent its recurrence, and address its effects. These actions are the school’s responsibility whether or not the individual who was harassed makes a complaint or otherwise asks the school to take action; reasonable steps to promptly respond are still required. All University employees, except those designated as "confidential employee", are strongly encouraged to report incidents of sexual misconduct to the Title IX Coordinator within 24 hours after the report has been made, or as soon as possible. Resident Assistants (RAs), Graduate, Student Assistants and Student Coaches are also required to report any incidents of sexual misconduct they received or observed when serving in formal capacity.